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Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

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Warren (as Gilbert Brenton)
Robert Prichard ...
Spike
Pat Ryan ...
Mr. Finley (as R.L. Ryan)
James Nugent Vernon ...
Eddie
Brad Dunker ...
Gonzo
Gary Schneider ...
Pete
Théo Cohan ...
Muffey
Gary Rosenblatt ...
Greg
Mary Taylor ...
Judy
Rick Howard ...
Spud
Lauren Heather McMahon ...
Taru (as Heather McMahan)
Chris McNamee ...
Joe
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George
Arthur Lorenz ...
Dewy
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When Warren and Chrissy notice some strange things happening around their high school, they begin to suspect that something is going on at the nuclear plant next door. Though the plant officials deny that there are any problems, Crissy gives birth to a bloodthirsty mutant who immediately begins eating everyone in the school. Will Warren and Chrissy be able to stop their killer kid? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Readin'...writin'... and radiation! See more »

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12 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Nuke 'Em High  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The Monster is never seen in a full shot as the entire costume was never finished. They only had bits and pieces that were used as a puppet (hands, face, legs etc.) See more »

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After MTV is insulted, Gonzo spits out his mouthpiece onto his giant nose-ring. When it cuts to the other character he's talking to, it's gone. When it cuts back to Gonzo, it reappears. This happens several times throughout their conversation. See more »

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Warren: But what about the Fellini festival?
Chrissy: Warren - fuck the Fellini festival!
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The main theme continues over a black screen for about a minute after the actual end credits have finished. See more »

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Nuke 'em High
Written by Ethan Hurt (as Ethan) and Paul Nowak
Performed by Ethan Hurt (as Ethan) and The Coup
Produced by Phil Bono and Ethan Hurt (as Ethan)
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Entertaining trash
17 November 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This movie opens with a shot of Manhattan Island and then never features New York for the rest of the running time. Much like this paragraph.

Nuke 'em High is a Tromaville hellhole populated by a diverse range of characters, some annoying, some funny. The Cretins (a punk gang in the vein of Griff Tannen's gang from BTTF Part II) have a deal with the neighboring nuclear power plant to deal toxic weed grown on the grounds. The sludge from the plant has already infected the school's water supply and is having a terrifying effect on the students. But the toxic weed causes horny feelings, speedy demon pregnancy, and sporadic superhuman powers (other students being completely unaffected by it is one of an infinity of logic errors).

Wholesome couple Chrissy and Warren, affected by the contamination and toxic weed, battle with the Cretins in a stupendously disjointed and senseless plot, but that's missing the point. Anyone watching a Troma film for serious art will no doubt be disappointed and confused. These movies barely hang together and were made by amateurs that make Ed Wood look like Orson Welles. The cinematography is wobbly and uncertain, the acting just about passable, the sound is barely audible, and for some reason generic 80s rock music plays in the distance during every single scene.

But it entertains. Class of Nuke 'em High may be trash of the lowest order, but it has a lot of energy, a lot of ideas (no matter how underdeveloped or misunderstood), crazy and interesting characters, is frequently intentionally funny, has mediocre-to-decent gore effects, has a gorgeous female lead in Janelle Brady (a sort of 80s Katherine Heigl, who has sadly massively deteriorated since then - missing and presumed dead in Las Vegas), and is never once boring.

If that is all the movie sets out to do then does that make it a huge success? It led to a sequel and a spin-off - so yes?


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